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Electric Underfloor Heating

Why NOT installing insulation board is bad news for your electric underfloor heating

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Why NOT installing insulation is bad news for you

As purse strings continue to tighten, we’re seeing more electric underfloor heating installations without insulation board being used. Not only does...

room types best suited for electric underfloor heating

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What types of rooms are best suited for electric underfloor heating?

If you are researching the feasibility of electric underfloor heating for your home, you may see a lot of examples that simply talk about underfloor...

ThermoSphere Ultimate vs ThermoSphere Mesh

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ThermoSphere Ultimate® vs ThermoSphere Mesh – what’s better for tiles?

When deciding what type of system is best to heat tiled floors, we often get asked why we suggest ThermoSphere Ultimate over ThermoSphere Mesh and...

Is the future still electric?

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Is the future still electric? Low carbon heating survey one year on

The UK must reach its net zero goal for 2050, and in the construction sector that requires a 68% reduction of carbon emissions by 2030. Last year we...

The guide to underfloor heating thermostats

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The guide to underfloor heating thermostats

It won’t be long before we start thinking about turning the heating on to combat the chill of the winter months. As the heating season fast...

How to run your electric underfloor heating system

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How to run your electric underfloor heating system

With the colder months fast approaching, many homeowners will start to think about turning on their heating and some may even be getting new heating...

Guide to installing underfloor heating under wooden floors

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Guide to installing underfloor heating under wooden floors

Underfloor heating is well-known for warming cold tile and stone floors, but it can also make a wooden floor finish feel a million dollars. So, if...

ThermoSphere Ultimate electric underfloor heating cable award-winning

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ThermoSphere Ultimate® wins prestigious flooring innovation award

We’re delighted to announce that we’ve won at the Flooring Innovation Awards 2023 with our innovative, industry-first heating cable, ThermoSphere...

Pros and cons of underfloor heating

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What are the pros and cons of underfloor heating?

With the heating season just around the corner, and one of the busiest times of the year for any heating manufacturer, we thought it would be a good...

Tradesperson laying down tile over electric underfloor heating

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ThermoSphere Ultimate stops snagging for tradespeople

One of the biggest problems tradespeople face is repairs and snagging. For electrical underfloor heating installers, these are most commonly caused...

4 Things that can affect electric underfloor heating output

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4 Things that can affect electric underfloor heating output

If you are looking into buying and installing electric underfloor heating in your home, it’s vital that you understand and get the right heat output....

Value engineering for heating

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Value engineering for heating

Construction costs in the UK are increasing at a steady rate. In March 2023 the material price index for new homes had a year-on-year increase of...

Electric underfloor heating primary heat source

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Can electric underfloor heating be used as a primary source of heat?

When you ask a group of people if electric underfloor heating can be used as a primary heat source, more often than not you’ll get a mix of...

water underfloor heating vs electric underfloor heating

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Water underfloor heating vs electric underfloor heating

In this heating blog article, we will be walking you through both water underfloor heating and electric underfloor heating to help you decide what...

Traditional pre-spaced mesh mat vs heating & decoupling system

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Electric underfloor heating: Mesh mat vs heating & decoupling system

Deciding what is the best electric heating system to use for your project can often be confusing especially when many of them can effectively heat...

What electric underfloor heating system should I choose

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What electric underfloor heating system should I choose?

So, you’ve completed your research on electric underfloor heating and have decided that it’s the perfect fit for your project. But, with so much...

Q&A with Sam Hills

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Meet the electric heating expert - Q&A with Sam Hills

For 25 years we’ve used our expertise to drive innovation forward, and our new ThermoSphere Ultimate Heating Cable is the newest instalment in a long...

5 reasons to choose ThermoSphere Membrane Heating Cable

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5 Reasons to choose NEW in-line joint and TwistedTwin heating cable

At ThermoSphere we’re excited to launch the new improved version of our underfloor Membrane Heating Cable. We’ve been working hard to introduce...

ThermoSphere electric heating packaging

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Electric heating is getting a new wrap

As a leading British manufacturer of electric heating, ThermoSphere are not only committed to leading the charge in changing the way homes are...

the best programmable thermostat

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5 reasons why this is the best programmable thermostat

Effectively controlling your electric underfloor heating needs two key ingredients. The first is it needs to be simple to use. The second is it needs...

tile over electric underfloor heating

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How to tile over electric underfloor heating in 2023

Tiled floors are the most common floor finishes to have over electric underfloor heating and for good reason. Electric underfloor heating is more...

New ThermoSphere Membrane Cable

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New underfloor heating cable with a big difference

70% of faults with an electric underfloor heating installation occur around the cold tail joint of the heating cable. This not only causes a headache...

eco and cost-saving home improvements 2023

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What are the eco and cost-saving home improvements for 2023?

In our third instalment of looking at the findings of the Rated People Home Improvement Trends Report 2023, we focus on both the sustainable and...

cost of living affecting tradespeople

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How the cost-of-living is affecting tradespeople?

We often talk about how the cost-of-living is impacting homeowners, especially when it comes to heating homes. But what kind of impact is the...

How to save with electric heating

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How to save money when running electric heating

When looking at different heating systems for your home, running costs play a big factor as to which system you decide upon. Even though it is worse...